PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES: Lindsay Wilson, a 41-year-old employee of the NHS, was watching her son as he jumped more than 30 feet into a lake in Wales from the edge of a quarry. He hit the water with the same force as he landed on concrete, breaking his spine. I went to the scenic area near Abereiddy, Pembrokeshire, last week. West Yorkshire resident Lindsay stated. She recorded her son’s second attempt at the plunge on her phone after he had previously performed it successfully.
When her son entered the water in a “slightly sitting position” and surfaced looking “pale,” Lindsay realised her son was in peril. The teenager was able to cling to boulders at the edge of the quarry until several other swimmers helped him. Sam is a big boy for a 16-year-old and an excellent swimmer, so at first, she said to Wales Online, “we didn’t believe anything was amiss.” We assumed he was simply waiting for them to exit first because there were other people in the lagoon at the same time.
Then, though, we noticed that he had become pale and was clinging to the rocks. A woman from a nearby outdoor adventure group, according to Lindsay, swam over to her son. She did a great job helping her son, according to Tessa from Celtic Quest Coasteering. She placed him on his back and some of them swam him to the shore using a paddleboard as a makeshift stretcher. I can’t even begin to conceive what may have occurred had they not done that; we are very appreciative to them,” she said.
The adolescent was flown by a coast guard chopper to an ambulance, which took him to a Carmarthen hospital where he got a CT scan. The teenager needed a body brace after the teen’s spinal fracture was discovered by doctors. Lindsay commented on her son’s injuries, saying, “It’s a good thing the doctors were so thorough and demanded he have the scan since when he was first checked out he must have still been in shock because he told physicians that he couldn’t feel any pain in his back. We simply hope that the wound will naturally heal over time without the need for surgery. In case Sam’s father needs anything during the night, Lindsay claimed that she and he “are sleeping on his bedroom floor at night.”
She explained that she wanted people to see her son’s video so they wouldn’t risk tombstoning from a high height in the same way she had. Just minutes after the rescue, she claimed, some kids at the quarry continued to dive into the water despite his wounds.